Feb '05 - May '06
Our midterm critique is this week. We've been working like crazy. One of our ideas is creating an ABC that relates more to Chicago but not the usual Chicago highlights, of Bears, Cubs, Wrigley...It's hard writing your own ABC.
We went to a pre-K class last week with the "tools for schools". That was pretty wild. You know it went over really well when you get invited by a 4 year old to jump rope after class...
I think going into classrooms full of pre-k kids, or sitting at our bay in Archeworks it's easy to think that all have to do tone down our thinking, our designs, our attempts so they'll work for little kids. But then I read a quote regarding Mr Rogers,
"He [Mr Rogers] got a hold of concepts so throughly that he could transmit them to six-year olds ! Do you know how much you have to get a hold of a concept to transmit it simply? His idea of simple-but-profound (has had) a profound influence..."
Makes me realize that one school year is in no way adequate to get much done, plenty of time to dream big but not nearly enough time to make it materialize. Maybe that's the idea behind Archeworks, enough time to get you REALLY thinking but not enough time to follow through, so you leave with that itch of "I could be doing more" and you go out on your own doing what interested you here at Archeworks...maybe. Or maybe you get so disenchanted with the realization that you really aren't going to actually get anything done...
Future Studies class is hard to write for. So maybe instead I'll just wear this t-shirt to class: